On July 1, Mexico holds its biggest election ever, when roughly 89 million voters will be eligible to select the following:
- One president
- 128 senators
- 500 deputies
- One head of government in Mexico City and 8 governors in the following states: Chiapas, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz, and the Yucatán.
- Seats in local elections in 30 states, bringing the total number of posts up for grabs to more than 3,400, per the country's electoral agency.
There is no runoff in Mexico and the last two presidential elections were won with less than 40 percent of the vote. The president serves one, six-year term known as a sexenio.
Amid unease over NAFTA timelines, we take a look at how relations with Washington factor into Mexico’s July 1 presidential vote.
A new PRI head, AMLO and business leaders, an ill-conceived tweet. AS/COA's Carin Zissis writes from Mexico on the latest issues shaping the races.
We monitor the findings of some of Mexico's main pollsters to see how candidates are faring ahead of the July 1 vote.
How significant is the under-35 electorate in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico?
The governing PRI could lose all nine races, but it’s not the only party at risk. Here’s why these seats matter, along with potential victors ahead of July 1.
The much-anticipated event was seen as a chance to dent AMLO’s formidable poll lead. Here’s what happened during the April 22 debate.
The presidential race is officially underway. Here's the rundown on the country’s biggest election in history.
Watch: Get insights on the truth about polls, what an AMLO victory could mean for the energy sector, and bright spots for Mexico amid a fierce electoral battle.
Mexicans won't pick their next president based on Trump tweets, but that doesn't mean bilateral ties aren't in jeopardy, writes AS Board Member Arturo Sarukhan in The Hill.
Mexicans may not place faith in government but, as a new survey shows, they trust civil society to step up. An initiative launched in March demonstrates why.
In a March El Financiero presidential poll, the PRI’s José Antonio Meade takes the number two spot by a hair, but frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador now has an 18-point edge.
More people will vote in Brazil in 2018 than in all other Latin American countries combined.
AQ brought together an expert panel to discuss issues ranging from Russian meddling to fake news to the market's effects on Latin America's 2018 elections.
We’ve got some time until the July 1 election, but the race is heating up for the next occupant of Los Pinos.
Latin Americans will vote for nine new presidents in two years, along with more than 2,900 legislators.
In this new issue of AQ, we preview the region’s 2018 elections – and explain why anti-establishment nationalists are rising in the polls.
If 2017 was the year that changed Washington, 2018 will redefine Latin America. AS/COA experts explain how in our first podcast of the year.
On November 27, José Antonio Meade threw his hat into the ring. Can he beat Andrés Manuel López Obrador—and a whole host of other contenders?